Vizio 2015 M65-C1 4K UHDTV Front logo 580For years Vizio would invite the press to see their latest TV line at an off-site venue during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This year, Vizio dispensed with the showing. Rather than wait for a formal announcement, we’ve obtained from our industry sources the retail prices, release dates, specs, and a photo of the new 65-inch model (above).

All the details after the jump.

The line is called the “M” series, and offers 8 screen sizes from 43-inches ($599) to 80-inches ($3,999). While all have 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, there are no quantum dots for a wider color gamut, nor high dynamic range capabilities that will be available from other vendors in select 4K models. 3D is also omitted. Like Vizio’s 2014 4K UHD “P” series, the “M”s offer LCD panels using full array LED backlighting with local dimming. The 65-inch has 32 dimmable zones.  Based on the specifications, it employs a 10-bit LCD panel.

Vizio does not provide a native refresh rate, however its spec sheet states it does not have Vizio’s “Smooth Motion,” which is their term for Motion Estimation/Motion Compensation, a circuit found in all native 120 Hz 4K UHDTVs. Vizio states 240 Hz SPS, (SPS is a Vizio marketing term, we have been unable to find a definition).

The series prices, availability, specs and features appear after below:


Vizio’s 2015 4K UHD M Series

Vizio 2015 M series prices 580

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Model Information:  Vizio 2015 M65-C1

Physical Properties             

Dimensions w/ Stand:   57.39 x 35.37 x 11.6

Dimensions w/o Stand: 59.39″ x 32.87″ x 2.52″

Remote Model:          XRT500

Weight w/ Stand:       61.73 Lbs.

Weight w/o Stand:     60.72 Lbs.

Remote Connectivity:            IR

Stand Measurements

Distance Between Inner Stand Legs: 46.80″

Distance Between Outer Stand Legs: 49.95″

Stand Depth (Back Side): 5.55″

Stand Depth (Front Side): 4.85″

Total Stand Depth: 11.16″

Display Features

Screen Size (Diag):    65″

64.5″ actual screen size

Number of Colors: 1.07 Billion

Backlight Type: Full Array LED

Local/Smart Dimming: Yes (32 zones)

Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 20 Million to 1

Smart TV: Yes

Resolution:     2160p (4K)

Refresh Rate (SPS/Native): 240Hz (SPS)/????Hz Native

Smooth Motion: No

Clear Action Rate: 720

3D: No

CEC: Yes

ARC: Yes

Zero Bright Pixel Policy: Yes

Audio Features

Speaker Power Output: 10W x 2

DTS StudioSound: Yes

DTS TruVolume: Yes

DTS TruSurround: Yes

Wi-Fi: 802.11ac

Bluetooth/Wifi-Direct: No

Inputs/ Outputs


Analog Audio Out: 1

Component: 1

Digital Audio Out (SPDIF): 1

Composite: 1 (shared with Component)/ Coaxial: 1

Multimedia Features

Ethernet: 1

USB Music:   Yes

USB: 1

USB Photo:    Yes


USB Video:   Yes

Media Sharing Capable: Yes

Mount Pattern: 400mm x 400mm

Screw Size:    M6

Screw Length:            16mm

Power Consumption: 220W

Standby Power Consumption: <0.5W

Ambient Light Sensor: Yes

Voltage Range: 120v @60hz



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